To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, Butler Community College is hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
All presenting donors will receive a commemorative We Challenge U T-shirt, while supplies last.
“We thank Butler Community College for accepting the challenge from the Red Cross,” said Trisha Quinn, CEO of the Central Plains Blood Services Region. “Donating blood is an easy way to volunteer, and it helps patients in need.”
To make an appointment to donate or for more information, Butler Community College students, faculty staff may call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code: ButlerCC.
College and high school blood drives account for as much as 20 percent of donations given through the Red Cross. The We Challenge U program encourages college students to get involved in the community by organizing blood drives and recruiting friends and faculty to give blood during winter months.
Prior to donating blood, donors will register, complete a brief health-history screening and have their blood pressure, pulse rate, temperature and iron level checked. The entire donation process takes about an hour, but the actual blood donation takes about 10 minutes.
Refreshments are provided at the end of the donation process.